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Certification in Radiation Safety for Allied Dental Professionals

By Continuing Dental Education

Saturday, August 22, 2020 9:00am to 5:00pm

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry View map Early Bird Tuition: $795 (for registrations received by June 25); Regular Tuition: $845

155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

View map Early Bird Tuition: $795 (for registrations received by June 25); Regular Tuition: $845 Add to calendar

Two Saturdays:  July 25 and August 22, 2020

This two-day radiation safety program is a combination of didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction designed to meet the requirements of the Dental Board of California. Upon registration, participants receive access to review course materials on our learning management website. It is recommended that you register as early as possible to give yourself ample time to review the course material prior to beginning the program.

You Will Learn

  • Techniques for producing diagnostic-quality radiographs, including correct film development and mounting
  • Safety procedures and infection control techniques for handling radiographic equipment
  • Procedures and techniques for producing digital radiographs and maintenance of digital sensors

On day one, after completing the didactic portion, participants must pass a written test with a minimum score of 75% on the information covered before they are allowed to proceed to the lab and clinical sessions. Candidates unsuccessful in passing the written exam will not be allowed to continue with the program and tuition will not be refunded. Students will then perform hands-on exercises on manikins and must complete all requirements for producing diagnostic-quality radiographs before proceeding to the clinical experience. Current radiation safety recommendations and procedures will be followed.

In order to be certified, participants are required to produce three diagnostic-quality, full-mouth surveys (either analog film or digital format) at their home dental offices, under the supervision and with the verification of a licensed supervising dentist. These surveys should be completed as in-office assignments, verified by the designated supervising dentist. On day two, these three surveys will be submitted and reviewed. Participants will produce radiographs on human subjects following stipulated guidelines. These materials will remain in program files as the University’s property. Individuals who do not submit qualifying radiographs have 30 days to re-submit. Certification will be issued to those participants successfully obtaining passing scores on all radiographs.

Who Should Attend

The program is open to allied dental professionals wishing to obtain certification in radiation safety to fulfill the Dental Board of California’s certification requirements.

Early Bird Tuition:  $795 (for registrations received by June 25)
Regular Tuition:  $845
Program: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 am
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF 
Credits: This activity is designated for 32 units of continuing education credit.

Program is limited to 24 participants; includes lunch and morning coffee/tea service.


Lynne Wong, DDS, has been a Dugoni School of Dentistry faculty member since 2004 in the AEGD program, Special Care Clinic and the Radiology Clinic, and is co-course director for DDS and IDS radiology courses. She graduated from the Dugoni School and completed two years of AEGD residency. She is a clinical director for the Northern California Special Olympics Special Smiles program and faculty advisor for Pacific’s chapter of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry.

Allen Wong, DDS, EdD, is a professor at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. He has taught postdoctoral general dentistry for more than 30 years and is currently the AEGD and Hospital Dentistry program director. He has lectured internationally and has published 40 articles and five book chapters. He is a Special Olympics global clinical advisor, president-elect of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry and past president of the CAMBRA Coalition.

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